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The President has signed HR6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. The measure was passed earlier this week by the House and the Senate, clearing the way for the President to sign it into law.

The $8.3 billion emergency package provides nearly $7.8 billion in new discretionary spending and authorizes nearly $500 million in mandatory spending through loosening provisions on Medicare telehealth programs.

More than $400 million is directed to be disbursed to states within the first 30 days of the bill’s enactment to help them contain the outbreak. Each state is to receive no less than $4 million in funding. 

Department of Health and Human Services


Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund

To develop and purchase vaccines and medical supplies and an additional $300m in contingency funds to buy additional vaccines if necessary.  Initial funding includes $100 million for community health centers.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

$950 million for state and local preparedness grants, $300 million for global disease detection and response and $300 million for the Infectious Diseases Rapid Response Reserve Fund


National Institutes of Health

Majority of funds would go to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  Additional $10million for worker-based training to reduce exposure to health workers.  


Food and Drug Administration

Response efforts including development of medical products


State Department and US Agency for International Development


Global Health Programs (including Emergency Reserve Fund)


Humanitarian and Health Assistance


Dept of State’s diplomatic operations, evacuation costs and emergency preparedness


Economic Support Fund


Small Business Administration

Funding for administrative expenses to provide approx $7 billion in low-interest disaster loans to small businesses.


For additional information on the package, see the summary provided by the House Appropriations Committee.